About Milt Shook

A writer with more than 45 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

91 Days to Go: White People Need to Embrace Black Lives. It Matters.

It happened again this morning… A Facebook post that I figured was dead was revitalized by someone on the far right instructing me on why the people in the “Black Lives Matter” movement are racist. As usual, the assertions made … Continue reading

92 Days to Go: Might There Be a Positive Way to See Trump?

I know many people will hate the title of this column because they can’t think of anything positive about the fact that Donald Trump was elected President. I understand that, and ask you to bare with me as I explain … Continue reading

93 Days to Go: We Can Win Red States; Here’s How

One of the reasons white progressives have been relegated to also-ran status in the body politic of the United States over the past 30-40 years is based on assumptions we tend to make about the electorate. One of those key … Continue reading

94 Days to Go: Despite the Press, Look at Trump’s Real Record and Oust Him

Over the past week, most of the talk in the media was about a Trump Tweet, in which he suggested the election be delayed, in case he doesn’t get his binky. In other words, he was asking someone else (unnamed, … Continue reading

Fighting the Ignorant White Menace, One Trope at a Time

We have to overcome our racist past, but we’ll never do so was long as something this profoundly stupid and racist is allowed to exist, unchallenged. And really, it is profoundly stupid and ignorant, as well as being racist. What … Continue reading

95 Days to Go: The Audacity of Going BIG

I’m certain you’ve heard; “this election is the most important in our lifetime.” Not only do we have to rid our White House of the entire Trump family, but it’s our best chance in a generation to get rid of … Continue reading

96 To Go: We Have to Work to Protect and Encourage the Vote

There is a built-in problem with democracy, and it has to do with who gets to vote. Ot, at least, who should get to vote, which is everyone. Under the best of circumstances, a lot of truly idiotic people get … Continue reading

97 to Go: Why are WE “Condescending” When We Point Out BS?

right wing snowflakes are easily triggered

This is something I have always wondered… For some reason, when someone, especially someone on the far right, says something profoundly stupid – which they do a lot – if we bother to correct the record and call out the … Continue reading

98 to Go: Stick to Facts; Trumpers Sure Won’t

(Before I start, let me say, when I discuss Republicans, I am largely referring to the leadership of the party, not rank-and=file Republican voters.) Yesterday, someone who has been a friend on my Facebook page just decided it was time … Continue reading

99 Days to Go: We Have But One Job This Year…

As of today, July 27, 2020, there are 99 days to go until the 2020 election. Of course, the presidential election is arguably the most important, but there is a lot more for us to do than to replace Lord … Continue reading